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Aqua Ilikai Hotel and Suites

3 stars
1777 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96815
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
139 reviews
Perfect

This Hotel was very clean, wonderful staff, close to everything See full review

  • gail and randy
  • Feb 11, 2014
Hawaii 10.0

Its the biggest secret in Honolulu. If you want to stay in Paradise without paying your soul, then... See full review

  • Pete the travelor
  • Jun 27, 2013
Iconic harbor-front hotel on the edge of Waikiki

The Waikiki landmark, Ilikai may look familiar. The iconic hotel is featured in the opening of the original Hawaii Five-0 series. Look out across the beach and lagoon, cityscape and mountains or sailboat harbor from the hotel's spacious rooms, some of which have full kitchens. Situated on the edge of Waikiki, take a short walk to local restaurants and bars, Hawaii's largest shopping mall, spacious beach parks and the Hawaii Convention Center.

Highlights
  • Accommodations with a full kitchen available
  • Exotic views of the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon from oceanfront rooms
  • 24-hour fitness center and outdoor swimming pool with sundeck
Location

The Ilikai's location is perfect for travelers looking for something beyond the Waikiki experience. Situated on the western edge of the district a few steps from Waikiki Beach and a short walk to Waikiki's best shopping and dining, you can also walk to Ala Moana Center, Hawaii's largest shopping mall and unofficial town square. The vast Ala Moana Beach Park and the Hawaii Convention Center can also be reached on foot.

Rooms

In space-starved Waikiki, Ilikai offers rare oversized guest rooms starting at 600 square feet. A two-bedroom suite offers nearly 1,200 square feet. Many of the rooms have full kitchens and all feature a balcony, plus free high-speed Internet access. Rooms on the ocean side of the hotel have stunning views of the beach, lagoon and sailboat harbor.

Dining
Take advantage of the hotel's partnership with Island Grocery Service and have your groceries waiting in your kitchen upon arrival. Dine 30 floors up at Sarento's, one of Waikiki's best Italian restaurants for dinner. A block away, the modest diner, Wailana Coffee House, is a budget-friendly favorite
Recreation
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Outdoor swimming pool and sundeck
  • Waikiki Beach, Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and Ala Moana Beach Park nearby
Transportation
  • Honolulu International Airport (8.3 mi/13.3 km)
Attractions
  • Waikiki Beach (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Ala Moana Center (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • U.S. Army Museum (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Ala Moana Beach Park (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Hawaii Convention Center (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Royal Hawaiian Center (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Honolulu Zoo (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Waikiki Aquarium (2 mi/3.1 km)

Aqua Ilikai Hotel and Suites Rooms

Mountain View
Elegantly appointed, spacious room with balcony 1 King Bed Rooms are situated in our Waikiki and Ala Moana Wings with views of mountains & surrounding neighborhood Featuring beds with soft mattress toppers, high quality sheets and duvets and plenty of pillows Separate workspace 27 inch television Climate controlled air conditioning iron & ironing board hair dryer in-room safe coffeemaker Rate is for 1-2 people 600 sq ft/ 55 sq m
Ocean View
Overlooking the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and Pacific Ocean with balcony 1 King Bed or 2 Doubles Rooms are situated in our Waikiki and Harbor Wings Featuring beds with soft mattress toppers, high quality sheets and duvets and plenty of pillows Separate workspace 27 inch television Climate controlled air conditioning iron & ironing board hair dryer in-room safe coffeemaker Rate is for 1-2 people 600 sq ft/ 55 sq m
Sunset Ocean View
Deluxe ocean view rooms with balcony located in our prime location of the resort with views of sunsets and the Pacific Ocean 1 King Bed or 2 Doubles Rooms are situated in our Harbor and Ala Moana Wings Featuring beds with soft mattress toppers, high quality sheets and duvets and plenty of pillows Separate workspace 27 inch television Climate controlled air conditioning iron & ironing board hair dryer in-room safe coffeemaker Rate is for 1-2 people 600 sq ft/ 55 sq m
Ocean View with Full Kitchen
Overlooking the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and Pacific Ocean with balcony and full kitchen (stove-top, refrigerator, coffeemaker and microwave (some) 1 King Bed and Sofa Bed Rooms are situated in our Waikiki and Ala Moana Wings with views of mountains & surrounding neighborhood Featuring beds with soft mattress toppers, high quality sheets and duvets and plenty of pillows Separate workspace 27 inch television Climate controlled air conditioning iron & ironing board hair dryer in-room safe Rate is for 1-2 people 600 sq ft/ 55 sq m
Mountain View 2 Bedroom Suite
Elegantly appointed, expansive suite with balcony, two bathrooms and full kitchen (stove-top, refrigerator, coffeemaker and microwave) 1 King Bed, 2 Doubles and Sofa Bed Rooms are situated in our Waikiki and Harbor Wings Featuring beds with soft mattress toppers, high quality sheets and duvets and plenty of pillows Separate workspace 27 inch television Climate controlled air conditioning iron & ironing board hair dryer in-room safe Rate is for 1-4 people 1178 sq ft/ 109 sq m

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

21.2844 -157.8384
Area served
HNL
Nearby airports
Honolulu International Airport, (HNL), 8.00, MI, E;

Nearby points of interest

  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.4 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.4 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.6 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 0.7 mi
  • International Market Place: 0.9 mi
  • Damien Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.4 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 1.5 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 1.6 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 1.7 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 1.8 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 1.8 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 1.9 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 2 mi
  • Waikiki Baptist Church: 0.4 mi
  • Fort Derussy Beach: 0.4 mi
  • Ala Wai Park: 0.6 mi
  • Ala Moana Beach: 0.7 mi
  • International Market Place: 0.9 mi
  • Damien Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Stan Sheriff Center: 1.4 mi
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: 1.5 mi
  • Honolulu Zoo: 1.6 mi
  • Waikiki Shell: 1.7 mi
  • Kapiolani Park: 1.8 mi
  • Kakaako Waterfront Park: 1.8 mi
  • Kawaiahao Church: 1.9 mi
  • The Contemporary Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Kamehameha Statue: 2 mi
  • Iolani Palace: 2 mi
  • Washington Place: 2.1 mi
  • Irvin Park: 2.3 mi
  • Star Of Honolulu: 2.3 mi
  • Aloha Tower Cruise Ship Terminal: 2.3 mi
  • Aloha Tower: 2.4 mi
  • Honolulu Botanical Gardens: 2.5 mi
  • Hawaii Maritime Center: 2.6 mi
  • Honolulu Chinatown: 2.8 mi
  • Mauna Ala: 2.9 mi
  • Shangri La Islamic Art Museum: 3.4 mi
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace: 3.5 mi
  • Pali Lookout: 3.5 mi
  • Bishop Museum: 4 mi
  • Waialae Country Club: 4.3 mi
  • Koolau Golf Club: 6.9 mi
  • Aloha Stadium: 8.4 mi
  • USS Arizona Memorial: 8.6 mi
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum: 8.7 mi
  • USS Missouri: 9.2 mi
  • Hanauma Bay: 9.2 mi
  • Pacific Aviation Museum: 9.5 mi
  • Koko Head Park: 9.6 mi
  • Pearl Harbor: 9.7 mi
  • Bellows Beach: 9.7 mi
  • Koko Crater Botanical Gardens: 10.1 mi
  • Byodo In Temple: 10.4 mi
  • Valley of the Temples: 10.4 mi
  • Halona Blow Hole: 10.4 mi
  • Kailua Beach: 10.6 mi

Dining

WAILANA COFFEE HOUSE AND LOUNGE
24 HOURS BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER
SARENTOS TOP OF THE ILIKAI
SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY 5.30PM-9PM FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 5.30PM-9.30PM SKY-HIGH DINING IN HAWAII'S MOST ELEGANT ITALIAN RESTAURANT.DELICIOUS ITALIAN REGIONAL CUISINE PLUS PANARAMIC VIEWS OF WAIKIKI HONOLULU DIAMOND HEAD AND THE PACIFIC OCEAN.
ILIKAI BAR & GRILL
Casual restaurant serving traditional American cuisine with a Hawaiian twist. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
CHART HOUSE
DINNER
HARBOR PUB
BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER
RED LOBSTER
LUNCH DINNER.
OUTBACK STEAK HOUSE
CUISINE TYPE - STEAK HOUSE-DINNER
STARBUCKS AND MCDONALDS
coffee shop

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (139)

Ratings and reviews for Aqua Ilikai Hotel and Suites

Overall score

4.1 / 5
139 out of 139
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.2

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Aqua Ilikai Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

5
gail and randy
St Paul MN
Feb 11, 2014

Perfect

This Hotel was very clean, wonderful staff, close to everything

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

walking or trolley to everything

Review of Aqua Ilikai Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

3
Danna1
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 21, 2013

Was able to be close to my family, who was staying in a Condo.

Staff was able to assist with value info re best way to get to other places of interest as we did not rent a car this time. Parking has always been expensive as well as finding a place to park. Was able to upgrade to an oceanview room, for an additional fee, and made the stay very pleasant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

Wow, what a view, expensive, but excellent food. Would definitely dine again. "Top of the I."

Review of Aqua Ilikai Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

5
Pete the travelor
Washington, D.C.
Jun 27, 2013

Hawaii 10.0

Its the biggest secret in Honolulu. If you want to stay in Paradise without paying your soul, then consider staying at this boutique hotel with the best location on Waikiki. You will thank me for finding you the best location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Preview the vacation membership through the hotel and you will be handsomely rewarded with some of the best entertainment on the island. No obligation to join. So, what are you waiting for?

Review of Aqua Ilikai Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
Conference attendee
Business
Cardiff, Wales
May 28, 2013

Fantastic base for conference

Excellent hotel, very clean, good value for money, excellent location for both the conference centre and the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Aqua Ilikai Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
CA Wise
Bakersfield, CA
Oct 17, 2012

Great Place

Nice people and helpfull. Upgraded my room without me asking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Save your money. The Circle Island Tour is not worth it. Boat rides and the PCC are more bang for the buck.

Review of Aqua Ilikai Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
Superduper traveller
Vancouver, British Columbia
Aug 19, 2012

Fantastic vacation

I Great location, clean and great value! Staffs were extremely friendly and helpful! Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Aqua Ilikai Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
Jenlhote
Michigan
Aug 18, 2012

Trip for parents 40th anniversary

We spent 3 nightsat the Ilikai in Waikiki before moving on to Maui. my parents loved the hotel, location, and especially their beer prices! We had a great time, and used the valet parking. Would definitely stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Next door at the modern honolulu.....Morimotos!

Review of Aqua Ilikai Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
Calvin K
Vancouver, Canada
Aug 12, 2012

Excellent couples getaway

We stayed for 7 nights at the Ilikai and it was a great experience. We were upgraded to an ocean view room for the first 2 nights and had a mountain view room for the last 5 nights. The views were great and room spotless. The comments about the rooms being large are absolutely true, both rooms we stayed at huge. The pool is rather small but why go to the pool when you have the Hilton lagoon right outside. One down side about the location is that it is not central to Waikiki nightlife, it's about a 10-15min walk to central Waikiki, that or you can take a trolley for 2 dollars to get you there. For some this may be a plus, since this area is a little quieter. The staff at the Ilikai are also very friendly, overall a great stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Aqua Ilikai Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

2
merryface
Spanaway, WA
Aug 9, 2012

Not worth the money!!!!

Booked this hotel w/ the roundtrip HA package from Aug 3 thru Aug 7. The location is great as it is near everything and within walking distance of the beach. Unfortunately, that's the only good thing going for this hotel. First off, if you arrive earlier than 3:00 pm you might have to wait to check in. The staff did not have our room ready and we arrived around 12:30 pm. When we finally checked in, our room was facing the 'mountain view' so you hear a LOT of traffic even with the windows shut. The bathroom was disgusting as you can see mold growing from the walls. The WIFI did not work the ENTIRE time we stayed there, valet parking is $25/day if you rent a car and to top it all off -- the elevator was down the day we were leaving. NEVER STAYING HERE AGAIN!!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Aqua Ilikai Hotel and Suites

Reviewer score

4
Happy happy stay
Mississippi
Jun 19, 2012

Family getaway

We loved it. For the price and the feel. Family stayed next door at Hilton and paid twice as much, but you didn't feel you were on a tropical island. Staff was great and fast! I reviewed hotels, choose this even though people said decor was dated...but my family agreed, we wanted something different from the mainland...fireworks at lagoon, they had hula dancers and music on Friday. Beach is not crowded as it was about a mile down! You get your monies worth!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Food, shopping, beaches all there.

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